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Closed: Lane Bryant at Spectrum Center

by Karen Goff — August 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm 5 Comments

Closed Lane Bryant store at Spectrum

Lane Bryant, the plus size women’s clothing store, has quietly closed its location in Reston.

The store, part of a national chain, had been operating at 1815 Spectrum Center for about 20 years.

The windows are completely papered over and the sign is gone as of Wednesday.

If you are a Lane Bryant shopper, there are nearby locations at Dulles Town Crossing and Fair Lakes Center.

No permits have been filed for the space.

This could be the start of vacancies at Spectrum as the shopping center prepares for a major redevelopment. The Spectrum was planned as a strip mall as a temporary measure and was always intended by developer Lerner to be a high-density, mixed-use center eventually.

While no start date for redevelopment has been set, land use-watchers have said as leases expires, watch for stores to remain vacant to prepare for redevelopment.

In early 2013, the Board of Supervisors approved changes to the plans for the Spectrum to include 774,879 square feet of non-residential use; 1,422 multifamily residential units in seven new residential buildings; underground parking; and new streets and bike trails.

Read more about plans for Spectrum on this previous Reston Now story.

  • Mike M

    So, they’ll be honest about this and admit that they wanted it empty so they could redevelop? How refreshing.

    • Karen Goff

      Who is “they”? Lerner? Yes, redevelopment plans have been approved for years. Before that can get started though, they need to let current leases run out, and that could take several more years. But they are not trying to sell the shopping center to another developer for redevelopment , ie, Tall Oaks.

      • Mike M

        Yes, Lerner. Whether you are going to redevelop, or sell to a re-developer, you still need your place empty before you redevelop.

  • EliteinReston

    Thank you again for covering the Reston retail development scene. It is useful news that we could not get anyplace else.

  • lisa

    lane and Bryant closed because the rent was too high. Most of their sales were done Mon through Friday. They recently closed the L&B at Pentagon City as well due to high theft.

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